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I think Dr. Paul made a mistake.

The Bin Laden should have been handled differently argument is going to be used against Dr. Paul from here on out. It was a mistake. Pick your battles.



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Speaking the truth

should never be considered a mistake. Dr Pauls views have been distorted and misquoted by the status quo powers that be for quite some time now but Dr Paul has not caved on his message just to appease these detractors. The mistake would be to change just to suit these ignorant individuals at the expense of his intergrity. Perhaps you misunderstand what Dr Paul was saying on this subject in which case it is you who have made the mistake. Go back and listen to him again and you will see that he is right and then maybe you can better support and defend him against unwarranted attacks.

Sorry Pupkin

Ron Paul doesn't get to pick his battles in most of these media interviews. The hacks try to go after Ron Paul on controversial issues and thats it. They aren't trying to give him a fair interview and really see where he stands on the issues that he would face as president, they dig through his stances that they can twist and portray an undesirable way thinking he won't have time to really explain it. But Ron has realized this and it has inspired him and he has been making sure he gets to say what he wants to say on the issue. THIS IS THE WAY IT WILL BE FOLKS. He opposes THE BIGGEST MOST POWERFUL BANK IN THE WORLD and has built up public support against the Fed in the process, THEY ARE GOING TO FIGHT WITH ALL THEY GOT TO STOP HIM BEFORE HE GETS STARTED. I don't want to see him shying away from his true feelings and beliefs to get elected, I wanna see the fearless principled idealist that states his positions with confidence no matter where he is and who will try and spin it. Picking battles and shying away from issues is not what got him here and there's no reason to change it now. The energy and determination to do what he is doing at 77 years old and has been doing for 30+ years is an inspiration to every human on the planet and I for one will do everything I can to help him be successful.

Mistake?

We all make them but I think not. The rule of law is always important. The blowback of US policy always will show Ron is right. 1 million dead people in the hunt for some stupid old washed up terrorist was not worth the price.

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Well

it's a little late now. He has already made his statements.

My thinking is that you can't address the UBL issue, without talking about 9/11.

At the VERY LEAST the investigation was flawed.
6 of the 10, 9/11 commissioners have gone on record and called their own investigation "A National scandal" a "conflict of interest", among other conflicting statements.
John Farmer (lead atty for the commish) is quoted stating "The WH made a conscious decision to NOT TELL THE TRUTH about the events of 9/11".

What would you do if one of your family members was murdered, and the homicide detectives came back and said well, our investigation was a scandal,and a conflict of interest. The people we talked to decided to not tell the truth. Sorry..

Whaaat??

So now we've invaded 2 countries, bombing a couple of others, millions of casualties, 10's of thousands injured, trillions of dollars spent. Based on an investigation that was called a "national scandal"??

RP himself, has asked why the FBI never formally charged UBL for the crime of 9/11.

IMO, you can't address this issue, without addressing how the "investigation" was stalled, flawed, and is supposedly the basis for all of this aggression.

If I were President, I would want to know what happened immediately, not wait however many months for an investigation. I would want to know WHO to hold accountable for the failures in defending the country that day.
Truth does not fear investigation.

I think of it as more of an oppertunity

For him to explain his position for everyone to understand. I think he should also mention that why would one nation have extradition and another not if the powers that be can run roughshod through a sovereign nation. There are these types of laws across the globe to prevent an overzealous empire from simply doing what they want, when they want to who they want. The more they attack and are met with common sense answer the less credible they become when the real attacks start.

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

One stands for the rule of law, or not.

Standing for the law and due process is not optional, IMO.

Free includes debt-free!

Ron Paul gave an honest answer, and a sound one.

Why would you want to abandon principles for what you perceive as expediency? That is just one of the problems with the thugs who occupy the seats of power today; they have no principles other than control of the world for the benefit of themselves and their friends.

When King Obama decides to execute someone, against International Law and against the US Constitution, he just does so, and the crowd cheers. Ron Paul said the we could have done it legally instead, and that is the option he would have chosen. Our government does not have the authority to arrest someone in a foreign country, much less deliberately execute him with out a trial.

Without the rule of law, we just have thuggery and that thuggery can easily be turned against you at the whim of the current rulers.

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.

Hope you have thick

Hope you have thick skin.

Listen, it is charming and sweet that no one wants to criticize our hero. I agree with your statement. 90% of the American people like that he is dead. All he had to say was he agrees that OBL is dead is a good thing without compromising his beliefs. That is why we love him but it will not win elections.

These criticisms are meant to help him win. Some people can't handle that.

I'm just wondering.. what

I'm just wondering.. what exactly is Osama bin Laden accused of again?

I disagree, it's a battle worth fighting

for Pakistan's sake.

Whenever it comes up, he is warning against escalating animosities with Pakistan. If we end up having an all-out war there, Ron Paul will be among the very few who can provide evidence that they warned things were headed that way. People are delirious with false pride over bin Laden's killing, but this will have grave consequences.

Great article by Glenn Greenwald on the issue:
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/05/12...

As always, we are for education and enlightenment.

I know the media will run away with this one.

I agree with him on principle. Because we invaded another sovereign nation without a declaration of war.

And we've been bombing them for a while now so I know we knew they hid bin Laden.

But where I agree with your statement is the "pick your battles" argument.

It's a real passionate subject with the American sheeples and probably not worth talking about for Dr. Paul.

I find myself having to defend his opinion on this subject because so many people know I'm such a fan of his.

But I just reply by saying he is absolutely correct and that his main point is that we give Pakistan BILLIONS of dollars each year only to find they are harboring our arch enemy.

That usually gets them agreeing with me and it disarms them.

Sometimes you have to use reverse psychology to get folks on your side.

I kind of wish he hadn't spoken on this.

But on the other hand, he's just being open and honest which is what I want in my president.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul